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Name  Thomas Kelway

Thomas Kelway (c. 1695 - 1744) was an English organist and composer.

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Career

He became a chorister in the choir of Chichester Cathedral in 1704 and studied the organ with John Reading and Samuel Peirson. He succeeded Peirson as Organist of Chichester Cathedral in 1720 - however he was placed under probation for a period of 13 years before he was confirmed in the office. Kelway died in office, and left numerous compositions; his service in B minor remains a part of the choir's repertoire. During his tenure at the cathedral, John Byfield added the second manual (choir organ).

Compositions

  • Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in B minor
  • Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis in G minor
  • Personal life

    Kelway was born in Chichester in c. 1695. His father was a lay vicar at Chichester Cathedral, and his brother John was Organist of St Michael, Cornhill (1734-1736) and St Martin-in-the-Fields (1736-1781).

    References

    Thomas Kelway Wikipedia


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